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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump reacts at the end of his speech at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo, File
August 18, 2019 - 5:00 pm
By Matthew Lee WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the diplomacy of coercion. The Trump administration is aggressively pursuing economic sanctions as a primary foreign policy tool to an extent unseen in decades, or perhaps ever. Many are questioning the results even as officials insist the penalties are...
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About 1,300 pounds of marijuana was seized on Tuesday.
Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard via CNN
August 17, 2019 - 2:59 pm
By Alisha Ebrahimji (CNN) -- The US Coast Guard said it and its partner agencies recovered 1,300 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic from the water near Santa Catalina Island, one of California's channel islands southwest of Los Angeles, this week. The 43 bales were transferred to Customs and...
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NYC Subway Scare / Larry Kenton Griffin II
NYPD via AP, File
August 17, 2019 - 11:29 am
By Michael R. Sisak and Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station on Friday, causing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, has been apprehended, police said. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea...
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crowded airport
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August 16, 2019 - 6:01 pm
(CNN/KYW Newsradio) - - The US Customs and Border Protection computer system is down at some airports, creating long lines for arriving international travelers, the agency tweeted Friday afternoon. "CBP is experiencing a temporary outage with its processing systems at various (airports) of entry...
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP, File
August 16, 2019 - 4:36 pm
By Michael Balsamo, Larry Neumeister and Michael R. Sisak NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner's office said Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10,...
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An investigator bags a suspicious package as evidence after it was thought to be an explosive device in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in New York.
Kevin Hagen/AP Photo
August 16, 2019 - 12:56 pm
By Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Three abandoned devices that looked like pressure cookers prompted an evacuation of a major New York City subway station and closed off an intersection in another part of town Friday morning before police determined the objects were not explosives...
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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks to constituents in Wixom, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
Paul Sancya/AP Photo
August 16, 2019 - 6:46 am
By Joseph Krauss and Isaac Scharf, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate...
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An autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein showed he "sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones," the Washington Post reported.
NY Division of Criminal Justice via CNN
August 15, 2019 - 12:37 pm
By Kelly McCleary and Jason Hanna (CNN) — An autopsy performed on Jeffrey Epstein showed he "sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones," the Washington Post reported Wednesday. People familiar with the autopsy report told the newspaper the bones broken in Epstein's neck included the hyoid bone,...
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U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pause between answering questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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August 15, 2019 - 11:26 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's decision to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen from visiting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Israel's deputy foreign minister says the government has decided to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen who support the international boycott movement from entering...
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Traders and financial professionals work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the opening bell on August 15, 2019 in New York City.
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August 15, 2019 - 10:49 am
By Stan Choe NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks around the world remained stuck in the spin cycle Thursday, as worries about a possible recession collided with hopes that the strongest part of the U.S. economy — shoppers spending at stores and online — can keep going. The S&P 500 flipped between modest...
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